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Boxing gym at famous Oxford Street store

02 February, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Artist Michele Lamy in Selfridges’ new boxing gym

SELFRIDGES’ artist in residence Michele Lamy has opened a new boxing gym on the lower ground floor of the famous store.

Using boxing as a metaphor for “exploring wider cultural, spiritual and social questions”, Ms Lamy has already given the store’s “Corner Shop” a radical makeover.

It is part of the famous shop’s “Radical Luxury” campaign, looking at “what luxury means today and – and what it might mean tomorrow”.

A new boxing gym, a venture by heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, opened yesterday (Thursday) with 20 punch bags and a gym available for workout sessions. Boxers can punch away to a mixture of rap and hip-hop music.

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